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Stratford Road caller rings 999 to ask where to buy baby milk

A member of the public called 999 to ask where to buy BABY MILK in the middle of the night. West Midlands Police have now warned people to think before calling the emergency services. A call sheet (pictured) shows that a man ringing from Stratford...

19 min. ago in Regional West

Sam Johnstone makes West Brom claim - but Aston Villa fans might not agree

Sam Johnstone has claimed West Bromwich Albion have the best squad in the Championship. Johnstone, who was part of an expensively-assembled Aston Villa side defeated by Fulham in the play-off final last season, signed for Darren Moore’s Albion from...

today, 06:43 in Regional West

Garry Monk is set to hand these Birmingham City players chances at Reading

Birmingham City head for Berkshire this evening for their Carabao Cup first round tie against Championship rivals Reading. Blues are still chasing their first win this season following the opening day draw with Norwich City and Saturday’s narrow...

today, 06:43 in Regional West

Thousands of Brummies ditching 9 to 5 jobs for these types of contracts

The number of people in the West Midlands who aren’t working a regular nine to five job has jumped by nearly 30,000 in the past six years. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show the proportion of people doing some kind of flexible...

today, 05:38 in Regional West

The five most used illegal drugs in Birmingham - and how many are taking them

Use of class A drugs like ecstasy and hallucinogens is on the rise in the West Midlands, with one in every 38 adults admitting to taking them. A recent survey from the Home Office has revealed that some 2.6% of 16-59 year olds in our region admitted...

today, 05:38 in Regional West

This is where the next fixed traveller site is planned for Birmingham

Plans to create Birmingham's second official traveller camp are set to be approved by councillors this week. The city council wants to turn a car park at the junction of Aston Brook Street East and Hubert Street in Aston into a site for up to four...

today, 05:38 in Regional West

"I'm leaving soon" - West Brom player drops hint over his future

West Bromwich Albion defender Allan Nyom has dropped a big hint that his future lies away from The Hawthorns. The Cameroonian defender, 30, has come in for criticism from sections of Albion’s fanbase for his performances in the last 12 months and did...

today, 05:29 in Regional West

'If it's on the table' - The Everton view of Aston Villa transfer target Yannick Bolasie

Aston Villa have been linked with Yannick Bolasie, the winger who could leave Everton on loan this month. Villa reportedly want to sign the winger before the loan deadline on August 31. Bolasie was the subject of interest from a number of sides before...

today, 05:29 in Regional West

Aston Villa offered wonderkid as Steve Bruce prepares to blood kids

For Real? Martin Odegaard has been linked with a move to Aston Villa, writes Joe Chapman. The Norwegian youngster, who moved to La Liga giants Real Madrid from Strømsgodset in January 2015 (when he was just 17) for around £4m, had previously had...

today, 04:59 in Regional West

Latest on Dasilva and Fabbrini as Birmingham City begin behind-the-scenes shake up

Trio leave Blues Three senior figures have left Birmingham City, it can be revealed. Chief financial officer Roger Lloyd, financial controller Gary Moore and popular club secretary Julia Shelton all departed St Andrew’s on Monday. The news of three...

today, 04:59 in Regional West

How West Brom should line up against Luton; Fans react to Daniel Sturridge's Liverpool exploits

Starting XI predictions West Brom’s entertaining of Luton Town in the first round of the EFL Cup has many a Baggies fan wondering what kind of side boss Darren Moore might pick. Albion picked up their first victory of the season at Norwich on...

today, 04:59 in Regional West

Defender arrives at Molineux as Wolves decline chance to sign midfielder

No thanks Wolverhampton Wanderers were reportedly offered the chance to sign Stefano Sturaro by Juventus before the midfielder joined Sporting Lisbon. Sturaro, 25, completed a season-long loan move to Portuguese side Sporting on Sunday after a summer...

today, 04:59 in Regional West

The John McGinn interview that should make Aston Villa fans love him even more

John McGinn is hoping to become Aston Villa’s very own 'water carrier' just years after shaking off his ‘water boy’ tag. The 23-year-old pinpoints a period when he was struggling to get a game for St Mirren U19s as the turning point in his career. The...

yesterday, 22:57 in Regional West

Tim Peake finds out he's not a Strictly Come Dancing contestant - and his response is priceless

Tim Peake joked that he was putting his spandex back in the drawer after finding out he is not a Strictly Come Dancing contestant. The joke started when journalist Lauren Turner posted a message on Twitter saying she had thought a teaser about Red...

yesterday, 22:27 in Regional West

Baby born at scene of M25 crash which left 41 injured after coach overturned

41 people were left injured after a coach overturned on the M25 near Swanley in Kent. Three people with more serious injuries were taken to hospital, while 38 were treated for minor injuries. Seven children were among those hurt, South East Coast...

yesterday, 21:50 in Regional West

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